Jordan Middleton, A 17 Year Old, Gunned Down Due To Misunderstanding

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Jordan Middleton, a 17 year old, was shot to death in a Columbia county South Carolina community.

Jordan Middleton
Jordan Middleton

Jordan's 14 year old girlfriend decided to sneak him into her house at about 2 in the morning to have sex. The girl's father heard noises downstairs and thought it was an intruder. 

According to a news release from the Columbia County Sheriffs Office, Derrick Fulton says he heard noise downstairs, got his handgun from a dresser, then went downstairs.


The family dog’s barking led the homeowner to the guest bedroom.

Fulton called out that he was armed and the intruder needed to identify themselves.

When Middleton didn’t say anything, the dog kept barking and acting aggressively toward the guest bedroom.. Once again, the homeowner yelled a warning.

As he entered the bedroom, Middleton ran out of the guest bedroom closet, and that’s when Fulton shot Middleton in the chest.

This story raises several questions. Did the town know a 17 year old and a 14 year old were having sex with one another? Why didn't he simply answer from the closet that he was a friend of his daughter?

Guns and violence have been an issue that has emerged in American society during our recent era. Newtown, Columbine, Virginia Tech, and other shootings come to mind.